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KOFY
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
! >>> nebraska republican senator chuck hagel is president obama's choice for secretary of defense. a vietnam vet, hagel tonight is facing fire of a different kind. abc 7's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: president obama made clear today just how important this nomination is for the country. >> my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people. >> reporter: through decades of war and peace, the job of defense secretary has had profound implications. >> if force is to be used, saddam hussein would be removed from power. >> reporter: chuck hagel the horrors of war first hand. at 21, a poor kid from nebraska, he volunteered to go to vietnam, fighting side by side with his 19-year-old brother tom. he got two purple hearts. one when shrapnel ripped open his chest and his brother dragged him to safety and another a month later when hagel himself on fire from a landmine rescued his brother. >> i was on the left side when the major blast came up and i was burned up and down the left side of my body. i grabbed tom first and he was out and
KOFY
Jan 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
time since president obama took office. nra will take part in a series of meet thtion week organized by biden to address gun violence. president obama appointed biden to lead the panel following the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. vice president gun violence task force will bring together victim group and other stake holders in the issue. group will put together a package of recommendations which will then be presented to the president for consideratio consideration. >>> the family of a former fbi agent who was kidnapped in iran released new image of the 65-year-old man. you can see robert levinson draped in chains and dressing what appears to be a mock prison uniform holding a sign that reads help me. he's now 64. he will be 65. levinson kidnapped while on business trip to iran can i remember island in 2007. you can see in the series of photographs how much he changed over the years. dramatic. washington its working still through diplomatic channel to try to get him released. >>> one more note from oversea overseas. the only known suspect jailed in connection with the d
KOFY
Jan 9, 2013 9:00pm PST
right now. i'm walking out the door. >> dan: labor secretary is leaving the obama administration. in a message to her colleague she says she submitted her resignation to president obama today. she says she made the decision to leave after discussing it with her family and close friends. meantime, ite house chief of staff jack lew is expected to lead the treasury department. he is choosing him because of wide variety of experience. if confirmed he would replace tim geithner. because of the possible nomination, lew is taking fire for messy signature. that is what you seeing believe it or not. that says jack lew. they call it the world's worst significant. the signature is generating so much interest it would appear on all dollar bills if he is confirmed. he would try to improve his pen manship if he gets the job. >> it turns out that 90% of filers will pay a tax preparer or use a computer software service. tax code is ten times longer than the bible. complicated tax laws even have irs driag until january 30th so it can catch up with the new laws that are out there. >> there is no sort aj
KOFY
Jan 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
cabinet officers and balancing the budget. here is more. >> for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns to from hawaii to a climate that is chilly. he has chosen chuck hagel as secretary of defense. he would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some have questioned how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is running an ad against hagel. >> even the top senate republican says she reservation judgment. >> i'm going wait and see how the hearings go and see whether chuck's view square with the job he would be nominated to do. >> some democrats are speaking up for him. >> chuck hagel is a tremendous patriot and statesman, served incredibly in vietnam, served in this country as united states senator. >> and president obama is about to lose his treasury-secretary. tim geithner is the last original member of his economic team. he leaves as three major deadlines loom. by the end of february the treasury will lose the power to pay america's's bills and across the board cuts kick in march 1st and the government will run out of all control
KOFY
Jan 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
that could allow to you call your friends for free forever. >> plus capturing the worst day of obama presidency. stay with ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >> man used hidden camera and computer spyware to stalk his ex girlfriend sentenced to 20 years in prison today. the boyfriend a graduate at uc berkeley terrorized her for months. here's reporter lee paint frer sacramento. >>reporter: jose sophisticated and relentless stalking of ex girl tend put him behind bars for the next 19 years. she requested her face not shown at sentencing. >> over two years i was able to be able to address the court and let them know how i feel in and how i saw things. >>reporter: he was a successful ivy league student. >> he has friends and family who know him at his best when he's succeeding n.our circumstances he was rejected and he wasn't in control of the situation. and that's what made him the manipulative, de
KOFY
Jan 3, 2013 9:00pm PST
president obama few week ago i told him about our quarterly dinner i said mr. president if you want to see bipartisanship in washington invite the women senator to help you get it done. he loved the idea. he plans to invite us to the white house. >>reporter: so they say they are ready to tackle big issues like jobs. transportation. immigration. but it's their male counter part who keep reopening roe vs. wade and contraception. >> most of us would agree that the government doesn't have a place in that. it's really individual family whose should make thos decisions. >> i'm pro choice so i don't disagree with what my friend jean just said but i think those issues should be settled and should not be the main focus of debate. >> i don't think they are entirely settled. that's the problem. there were amendment introduced to say that women wouldn't have access to health insurance coverage for birth control. there was a question raised about whether or not we'll really have enforcement equal pay for all work law. boy if that's the case, then we better stand up and we better speak out. >> but i
KOFY
Jan 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
50% on the closeout of our silver limited edition bed. ends sunday. >> president obama says the u.s. role in afghanistan will shift to a support role this spring as he continues to draw down u.s. troops. mr. obama spoke alongside after began president karzai at the white house today. karen has the latest. >> after more than 11 years war in afghanistan is america longest war. and today president obama afghan president karzai announce accelerated time line for afghan forces to take the lead on security. >> starting this spring our troops will have a different mission. training. advising. assisting afghan forces. >> american forces will be no longer present in afghan village. >>reporter: by the end of 2014 afghan forces will be expected to take full responsibility for their nation security. what happens after that is still up in the air. 66,000 u.s. traps remain in afghanistan and president obama said today they will fight alongside afghan forces as needed. but the administration has made it mostly clear it wants to get out at quickly as possible. today mr. 0many obama said 2 key goal
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